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Address: Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
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Monfort Bat Cave is a wonderful creation!

Fruit bats should be preserved since less bats less durian since durian pollinate at night.So thrilled to see millions of bats in different caves!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines
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San Mateo, Rizal, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fruit bats should be preserved since less bats less durian since durian pollinate at night.So thrilled to see millions of bats in different caves!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You can get up close to millions of bats. Fascinating and recommended. We did this as a tour from the hotel and they supplied a helpful 'guide' to stay with us during the duration. I was surprised they allowed flashlight photography as I thought this would disturb them, but I suppose they are meant to be near-blind !

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Davao City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Samal is not just about white sand beaches. It is also home to millions of Geoffroy's rousette fruit bats. Monfort Bat Sanctuary is about less than an hour away from Davao City proper. When you visit the place you might want to go down the beach area. The view from the beachfront is spectacular.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Batman can be filmed here! I think they hold the Guinness record for having the largest number of bats in the world. I've also learned that bat poop is really expensive but they don't harvest it anymore since the bats will be disturbed. Some people might shrug off this place just because, but then, where else can you see bats... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

it is a must see in Samal especially if you have school kids with you. You will have a clear understanding of life & nature. Congratulations to the founder, Mrs. Monfort a.k.a Bat Mama, you are amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

we visited last March 2012..it was amazing to see millions of bats to a long kilometer underground cave...this place is also a record holder in the Guinness Book of World Record for the reason of course "millions of bats"..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

try to visit before sundown..you will see when they go out from the cave before finding some foods. they do echo location which is very amazing to observe. also try to spot the big snake they say which they found 10ft few years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If you find yourself on Samal Island, do yourself a favor and stop by the Monfort Bat Sanctuary. It can be a quick stop, but as far as I'm concerned, it's the coolest thing to see on Samal. I was amazed by the amount of bats here. Apparently, it's the largest colony of Rousette fruit bats in the world at... More 

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Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I went here for a day tour and a night tour. I think the owner is a really good person since she could also make a resort from the primelocation. The staff is entertaining and its also free to go to the beach over there. i dont think that its expesnsive since this place has no funding so everything is... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have never seen anything like it. It was such a magnificent sight to behold! I can imagine Batman filming in these sink holes. It's truly breathtaking. Just like you I do not like going into bat caves, first of all it's dark, you can hardly see anything, it smells awfully awful and it can be scary. But this bat... More 

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Address: Address: Monfort Conservation Park, Mindanao, Philippines
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mindanao  >  Davao del Norte Province  >  Samal Island

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